[Tagging] url vs. website

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Nov 3 19:14:45 GMT 2010

2010/11/3 Tobias Knerr <osm at tobias-knerr.de>:
> M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>> The mapfeatures declare that url should not be used and website should
>> be used instead. Is this a common agreement? I find url used 3,5 times
>> more often (260 000) then website (66 800) in the database.
> "website" is intended for "the official website for a feature".
> "url" was never as clearly defined and is therefore used for lots of
> different stuff, including Wikipedia links, photographs and internal
> (= intended for other mappers) documentation.
> Therefore, "website" does *not* replace "url" - it should only replace
> "url" for those cases where the URL is the official website for the
> tagged feature.
> Similarly, the "wikipedia" key should partially replace "url", for those
> cases where the URL is a Wikipedia link, and "image" should be used for
> URLs of images.

If there is consensus for this interpretation, the mapfeatures are
wrong IMHO. They depict url as deprecated (stroked through).


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